Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Fast & Furious 9

Justin Lin - 2020

“Edinburgh is such a unique and iconic location and we are incredibly excited about the opportunity to celebrate it in the Fast & Furious saga. The support from all local agencies, businesses and the community has been invaluable in helping to coordinate this shoot. We appreciate the entire city’s help and are excited to have such a beautiful and historic city in the film.”
Justin Lin, Director
Fast & Furious 9

No matter how fast you are, no one outruns their past.

Spring 2020 brings with it F9, the ninth chapter in the saga that has endured for almost two decades and has earned more than $5 billion around the world.

Fast & Furious 9 filming on Victoria Street
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Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena).

F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, and from Central America to Edinburgh.

Tyrese Gibson and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges filming Fast & Furious 9 in Edinburgh
Credit: Universal Pictures

Fast & Furious 9 filmed in the City of Edinburgh over 19 days in September 2019 in 11 different areas of the city centre with a further 68 days prep and strike. Filming locations included Waterloo Place, George Street, Cockburn Street, Victoria Street, Royal Mile, Melville Street and the Museum of Scotland.

A £5M investment came from the production which gave employment to 1440 locals including 856 supporting artists and over 50 local new entrants to the film industry who were given jobs as Location Marshals.

Other sectors to benefit from the filming of Fast & Furious 9 included businesses hired as filming locations, accommodation providers, local film crew, companies providing services to the film & TV sector, as well as local bars, restaurants and attractions.

The film stars returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang, with Oscar winners Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron.

Fast & Furious 9 is due to be released 22 May 2020.